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20 Mar 2011

Floral


Floral, originally uploaded by crescentsi.

Thank you to XstockX for letting me use her photo in this image :-)

Simon

xstockx.deviantart.com

11 Mar 2011

11/03/2011 (The Red Sun Will Rise Once More.....)

Eerily O'reilly something strange and then cartograph
ousted as music your Faustian topography Sunning
Whimsically Proust benign in suffrage cloisters
ravishing Devonian

Sisyphus Cartesian embryonic Catholic preacherman
Causality Utopian Bahia genesis surreptitious
isotropic amino acids scouting perverse logic mammary
viscose bubbling

abstraction carcinogenic mucus product sweeps //arabesque//
foot to star face as visage, coda poco meno mosso Copernicus et Picasso
etre atomic affect consultant choice Delacroix
Excalibur neotopian buziness ma fleur elle conc
sense rebuke reform recapture privileged (es)
sans doubt (rien/tout)

calling out bazuke re domes assess assess a point ceci
red sun a carcinogenic Freudian slip in a paradigm
great waves dream time prefixed spasmodic rhythm en pointe
chassis turn step right per favore and pyramidal arms right a digit

Murmur deuterium nuclear force parallelogram
matrices concision hemispheric rumbling Earth costly
affects cars in the air careering trees spoiled brat
conscious unconscious preconscious paraconscious
OOBE

broiling fortresses of little monsters a caveat
of unfathomable inhumanity a reasons so insane
hand to mouth reach turn and stare at the audience
//arabesque// colloquialism dada pointing towards
the (abrupt)

Southern Hemisphere We Winter here Nunnery
consumed by Jupiter metronome=80
Mosaic midwifery text message advertising
pornography crushed by water
drowning

in this great city a tumultuous sea
crashing through me reining in sunshine
the sky we thought nothing of
and my family straining my eyes my mind

quickly and unexpectedly facing
Death.



Simon Harris

Video from BBC

6 Mar 2011

True Confessions.


The Making Of Rockanrose, 1.
Innita's makeover.

Saturday, March 5, 2011.
(Excuse any flaws of my broken English, again.)

Back in , June 11 2010 I did make a kind of back-to-the-basics feeling about Innita when I picked her new album's title: “Rockanrose”: rock as thornes, love as roses, the synopsis of my Innita's attitude (by the way, the lack of the “d” in the title was purposedly avoiding male item if it could had been “Rock-andros-e”). It has been a long road since then. Weeks before that, my manager had hired a couple of female creative consultants. We have lots of meetings. They were like producers for a musician/band or like curators for a fine artist: it is, lot of healthy laughs but also lot of headaches. The best advice they gave me was focusing the face of Innita in one single model. For years the face of Innita had several models, from then-girlfriends to anonimous faces found on internet and printed magazines. Their advice was great, but making it real was another thing. I couldn't achieve to draw the right face ….for weeks! simply I had no satisfaction. I was stressed those weeks, even I was close to given up all Innita project, as pathetic as that I felt. Until one early november night, via Facebook friends' posts, I watched Taylor Momsen, singer of The Pretty Reckless, on “Makes Me Wanna Die” video-clip. I youtube-ed more videos and I watched her singing on Letterman's show and I was hooked-up with her onstage voice. Minutes later, I did read about the making of “Makes Me Wanna Die” video, and its original narration was Taylor Momsen, band's frontwoman, singer and song-writer, walking in a progressive striptease till get naked in a cementery and die, but Taylor is 17, so legally impossible to do it, she, a nudist-at-heart!

I didn´t know nothing about Taylor Momsen. I knew about her for that video-clip. I just remind one single photo of Gossip Girl's cast, but I never watched that series before. That night I knew she was an actress because Luis Fernando, a close vegan friend, told me that same night, along with sending me another video's link, “miss Nothing”, where she represents Mary Magdalene. A couple of weeks later, I decided Taylor being my “official” reference-model for drawing Innita. I even reduced Innita's breast again inspired in Momsen's body.

Being Innita a rockstar in the vegan-dream radial-world, some of actual Innita's-story-followers had naivedly related Innita with the superstar Lady Gaga of this world. But no. Sorry but comparing the boring Gaga's “Born this way” with Taylor Momsen wearing “I F*ck for Satan” T-shirt, both news of these days, Taylor wins Gaga by far.

Finally, I did want to release “Rockanrose” album today, Innita's birthday, but the chair for Innita's voice is still empty, so back in December I realized we ( me and Esteban Martinez, the composer) couldn´t make it, so I picked Taylor's birthday for releasing it in a symbolic heart-felt 'acknowledgment'. The quest for Innita's voice is still on the run.

continuará .....
to be continued .....

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model / modelo: Taylor Momsen

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3 Mar 2011

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (NHS)


NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (NHS), originally uploaded by crescentsi.

Unnecessary complexity, chaos, financial woe and a gradual erosion are all symptoms of a sick NHS in the UK. However, most of us who reside in the UK already know this, so I opted for a more subtle conceptual approach that can be compared to a mechanism of infinite complexity, that cannot do the job that it was originally created to do.

I also attempted to address abitrariness and the intrinsic nature of the NHS to British culture/society, both conceptually and actually. I won't expand on these ideas any further in written form, because the perception of the viewer is intrinsic to the arts, particularly to abstract art.

The idea of inserting text into the already complex visual forms, was to attempt to render the text partially unreadable and to partially cohere text with the visual forms. Some words retain an identity seperate from the visual forms and "shout out" phrases, some that appear to be abitrary and others, such as "Whistleblow" "Car Crash" "Corporate" and "illegal" that have a direct relevence to the overriding concept of the work.

Simon